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July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Reform Party Presidential hopeful Patrick J Buchanan has characterized Texas Governor George W Bush as a lightweight who is not ready to be the leader of the free world. Buchanan made his comments during an appearance at the University of New Mexico. His visit to the state was one of the many he is making around the country in an effort to see and be seen by Reform Party members. The trip included a $100-a-person fund-raiser.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Augusta, Maine (CNSNews.com) - Now that some drug companies have agreed to lower prescription drug costs for Africans infected with HIV and AIDS, why shouldn't Americans expect price breaks on their prescriptions, too?That's one of the factors motivating lawmakers from six New England states, as they band together to explore ways of curbing high prescription drug prices. The issue has emerged as a political hot potato in this election year.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Texas Governor George W Bush now enjoys a lead over Vice-President Al Gore by a five-point margin -- 46 percent to 41 percent -- according to the latest poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. In March, the same survey had Gore ahead by three points.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- The president of gun maker Smith & Wesson now acknowledges that a "consumer boycott" over the company's agreement with the Clinton-Gore Administration is hurting the company and was a factor in his decision to suspend virtually all manufacturing at two plants during the month of July. The suspension is expected to result in the layoffs of as many as 400 of the 800 employees in Springfield, Massachusetts and Houlton, Maine.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - By a vote of 31-5, the Connecticut Senate has approved a bill that allows homosexuals to adopt the children of their domestic partners. The legislation also applies to other unwed couples. A spokesman for Governor John Rowland said the chief executive would sign the bill into law.The vote was taken after less than an hour of debate that centered on the questions of what makes up a family and what is in the best interests of a child.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Concord, NH - (CNSNews) - George W Bush may be the choice for most Republicans in America, but in New Hampshire, site of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary -John McCain and his supporters still carry the day.Nearly five months after McCain stunned the political world with a rout of Bush in the Granite State primary, McCain's supporters Thursday won control of the New Hampshire GOP. They did so by ousting two members of the state's delegation to the Republican National Committee.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Texas Governor George W Bush is under attack by Handgun Control, Incorporated, one of the nation's largest and most vocal anti-gun groups, for remarks made by an official of the National Rifle Association. In a television advertisement now airing, Handgun Control shows NRA Vice President Kayne Robinson praising the likely GOP presidential nominee, Bush, at a meeting of the group's California members.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When it comes to hiring, the all-Democratic, 12-member Massachusetts Congressional delegation, the most liberal in the nation, does poorly in terms of affirmative action. According to a survey done by the Boston Herald, not a single House or Senate staff is led by member of a minority group, while all senior aides are Caucasian. Senator Edward M. Kennedy's 63 member staff has 17 minorities, while Senator John Kerry's 46 member staff has a dozen minorities.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - If a member of the Federal Election Commission has his way, special interest groups that pay for political broadcast advertisements would be required to disclose the sources of their money."Without any information on these groups, it becomes impossible for the public to make informed decisions about the real interests of those groups," said Karl Sandstrom, a Democrat who serves on the six-person FEC board.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Concord, NH (CNSNews.com) - New Hampshire's Chief Justice appears certain to be impeached and former US Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell apparently will be in charge of prosecuting the case at a trial conducted by the New Hampshire Senate.New Hampshire's 22-member House Judiciary Committee late Wednesday returned three articles of impeachment against state Supreme Court Chief Justice David Brock. The full House will consider the articles July 12th and it is widely expected to agree with the Committee's recommendations.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNEWS.com) - Already in a state of disarray, the Reform Party has yet another problem to overcome -- the announcement by Pat Choate that he has resigned as party chairman.In a letter to the party's executive council, Choate said, "An illness in our family requires the immediate attention of my wife and me." He offered no details. Choate, 59 years old, was Ross Perot's running mate in 1996.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Vermont state representative has formed a political action committee, which she hopes will lead to the defeat of House and Senate Judiciary Committee members who supported the recently enacted civil union legislation. Although the bill, signed into law by Democratic Governor Howard Dean, does not sanction same sex marriage, critics insist it establishes what amounts to a parallel system of marriage for same-sex couples.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Durham, NH (CNSNews.com) - Senator John McCain told a gathering of more then 1,000 New Hampshire Republican Party faithful Sunday night that Vice President Al Gore and his challenger, former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley, have forfeited their right to be president and commander in chief, after advocating what amounts to a gay-rights litmus test for nominees to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - David Worley, chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party, has asked the Democratic National Committee to give the south an earlier say in the nominating process.Georgia Democrats hold their primary contest March 7th, the only southern state to do so, while South Carolina Democrats cast ballots on March 9th. Democrats in other southern states, including Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, must wait until March 14th to vote. Those in other states vote even later.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Rochester, NH (CNSNews.com) - Arizona Senator John McCain hit a raw nerve in this seacoast city Tuesday, when he called for the closing of additional military bases.In 1990, the Pease Air Forces Base in nearby Newington was recommended for closure by the first Base Realignment and Closure Commission, popularly known as the BRAC. The one time Strategic Air Command Base was formerly closed in 1992, resulting in the loss of nearly 10,000 military and civilian jobs, which took slightly more than $1 million a day out of the coastal area's economy.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Hampton, NH (CNSNews.com) - US Senator John McCain Thursday addressed allegations, brought against him by The Arizona Republic, his hometown newspaper, that his temper has alienated many close to him, including senate colleagues and staff.Appearing before a crowd of nearly 300 at a town meeting sponsored by the New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women and Hampton's Republican Committee, McCain said, "I've grown old in my country's service...I do feel passionate about this country...I take people on directly. That is what I do."
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Undecided voters may once again be the key to a McCain victory, if there is one, in Tuesday's Republican primary contest in New York State. A New York Post Tracking Poll has Texas Gov. George W. Bush leading Arizona Sen. John McCain by a margin of 44.2 percent to 39.7 percent, but the number of undecided voters has jumped three points from last week, to 14 percent. The survey, done for the newspaper by Zogby International, has a margin of error of 5.3 percent, which makes the race a statistical dead heat.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Portsmouth, NH (CNSNews.com) - Texas Governor George W Bush received an endorsement on Friday from John Sununu. He served as chief of staff for former president and the governor's father, George Herbert Walker Bush. Sununu also is a former governor of New Hampshire who later hosted the CNN program Crossfire after resigning his White House post.Sununu was one of the last major Republican figures in the Granite State to endorse Bush. His son, US Representative John E. Sununu, has yet to endorse any of the five GOP challengers,
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Manchester, NH (CNSNews.com) - With the state's presidential primary a week away, two New Hampshire polls show Vice President Al Gore distancing himself from Bill Bradley, his Democratic rival for the presidential nomination.A WNDS-TV/Franklin Pierce College poll shows Gore leading Bradley 56 to 37 percent among self-described Democrats, while Bradley leads Gore among Independents by a 10 point margin, 51 to 41 percent.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Medford, MA (CNSNews.com) - In his first major foreign policy speech of the campaign Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Bradley sharply criticized the Clinton-Gore Administration's Russian policy. With the New Hampshire primary only two months away Bradley's speech was significant given Vice President Gore's on-going and public role in the development of the administration's Russia policy.